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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!



PKN Mumbai Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Mumbai Vol. 3 was held just over a week ago, but we never got a look at July's Vol. 2, and so here are a few photos of the event that was, courtesy of organizer Kaiwan Mehta.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Kaiwan Mehta

    Kaiwan Mehta (Mumbai. 1975) has studied Architecture, Literature, Indian Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. He is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture and city studies. Mehta is the Managing Editor of Domus India - the India edition of the international architecture, design and art magazine DOMUS published out of Milan, Italy. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. While being involved in teaching, writing and research on architecture and the city, he has been associated with many institutions like KRV Institute for Architecture, Mohile Parikh Centre, Jnanapravaha, The K R Cama Oriental Institute in Mumbai, SARAI in Delhi and Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, where he was a fellow from 2007-2010. He has also been in editorial positions with two reputed architecture magazines in India, one being the official magazine of the Council of Architecture (India). He has authored ‘Alice in Bhuleshwar – Navigating a Mumbai Neighbourhood’ (Yoda Press, New Delhi: 2009), a book which takes the reader for a walk through the streets and past the buildings of the ‘native town’ of colonial Bombay, reading their histories and excavating their memories, while continuing to negotiate their present context. Through 2008-09 he was associated, as an urban researcher, with the ADACH (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) Pavillion for the Visual Arts at the Venice Biennale 2009 under the Artistic Directorship of Catherine David. This association extended into a new format with the ADACH programme on Performing Arts Residencies, looking at developing a vibrant atmosphere for the arts in the city of Abu Dhabi. He has written and lectured on urbanity and architecture, visual culture and aesthetics for/at various institutions, and is also translated into German and Polish for the 'Promised City' project of the Goethe Institute. Published in edited volumes like ‘Chawls of Mumbai, Galleries of Life’ edited by Neera Adarkar, ‘Fetish and Consumption’ edited by Catherine Perret, and Mumbai Reader 09 by UDRI. In December 2010 he established, ‘Arbour: Research Initiatives in Architecture’, being its co-founder and Director. He has designed and set-up courses in Art, Criticism and Theory (at Jnanapravaha) and Ideas in Architecture Theory (at Arbour). His research work was showcased at the Sindelfingen Kunstveriene, Germany in November 2010 and at an experimental studio-set-up at The Guild Art Gallery in Mumbai, in January 2011. He has recently been appointed as an Executive Committee member of the INTACH (India National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Mumbai chapter. He has recently curated and initiated the multi-city discussion series 'Dreams and Planning: Master-Planning in 20th century India' for the Goethe-Institut (India). (November 2012)